School Library Journal - School Library JournalPreS - Gr 3 A well-designed concept book that succeeds on several levels, Hawaii Is a Rainbow serves as an introduction to colors and to the multi-ethnic population of our 50th state. Eight pages are devoted to each color , with six to eight high-quality uncaptioned photographs that depict the food, dress, flowers, wildlife, people and modes of transportation. Small print text at the end of the book gives information on islands, plants, animals and people. Additionally, 22 of the photographs are reproduced in reduced form with explanatory captions, including the hula, hibiscus and pa'u rider. This book will have an audience both as color concept book and as an experiential book of another place that has a romantic lure that even the youngest children can appreciate. It's not often that a book like this comes along for them.Ginny Caine Cooper, Hillsboro Public Library, Oreg.
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